Get This Mess Out Of Your Brain : Productivity Phenomenon

A few days ago, I was conducting a session on Productivity at my workplace where I discussed one of the most discussed ideas across the globe, called “MUDA“, which means wastage.

This “MUDA” is a Japanese term that means wastage.

In our industry, we repeatedly advise the team to curb “MUDA”, which means wastage.

This wastage includes 7 portions mainly and is denoted by an acronym, TIMWOOD (developed by Toyota).

T= Transportation

I = Inventory

M = Motion

W = Waiting

O = Overproduction

O = Over processing

D = Defects

Companies working on “Lean Manufacturing” develop their teams to eliminate TIMWOOD at the workplace.

The core idea is to reduce (ideally remove) the wastage.


Now… The same concept when brought into our life enables us to gain superb productivity.

Removing “wastages”!

Our daily life is fully packed with bundles of activities, habits, jobs, and blah blah, which have no relevance to our goals and vision.

Anything which is not aligned with our goals is UNIMPORTANT,.. and so…will be considered a WASTAGE…

Be it a habit… Or a gossip!

Now you need to DIVE IN deep into your life and find out all those things that have no relevance to your goals.

Once identified, you can eliminate them accordingly.

But it’s easier said than done. Why?

Because all those things activities, habits… are so dear that you’d prefer to bite nails than to give up those ”wastages”.

But if you do it, you’d find yourself ” Super Productive “…

Second to NONE…



Ok, before I quit, I’d share with you the same concept phenomenally explained in one of the Prophetic narrations:

مِنْ حُسْنِ إِسْلَامِ الْمَرْءِ تَرْكُهُ مَا لَا يَعْنِيهِ

Translation: “It is the part of beauty of Islam that a person gives up what’s meaningless for him.”

Anything not aligned with your goals is meaningless, and anything meaningless is a wastage…

And a life with out *meaningless* is on the higher edge of productivity.

That’s it for today.

Have a nice day.

Stay blessed,

Stay productive,

 Engr. Muhammad Masood (EMaM)

PS: Wastage is mess…so get it OUT.

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